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William Henry SHEPPARD

Regimental number598
Place of birthWarracknabeal, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressPoint Fairy Road, Ararat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinRobert Sheppard, Point Fairy Road, Ararat, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave No. 14), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Caroline SHEPPARD
Family/military connectionsCousin: 1279 Sergeant William James MAIN, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds, 13 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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